Particular Operations Command Africa forces concluded a Civil Affairs Joint Mixed Change Coaching alongside the Tanzania Marine Particular Forces in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Nov. 15, 2022. The month-long coaching gave each the U.S. and Tanzania servicemembers the chance to develop and keep crucial military-to-military connections and enhance joint and allied readiness and interoperability. Whereas joint exchanges between the 2 nations aren’t new, this train helped develop completely different capabilities and incorporate parts from the civil affairs unit. The JCET program’s main function is to offer partner-nation particular operations models particular coaching to advertise safety and stability in Africa. U.S. Africa Command and particular operations forces are dedicated to mutually helpful engagements with companions.

“This course may be very essential for our particular forces as a result of it permits us to be higher ready for varied situations and upcoming duties. It is usually the chance to share expertise and data between our particular forces,” mentioned Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces Marine Particular Forces Commander Lt. Col. Athumani Ghamunga.


“This was the primary civil affairs targeted JCET in Tanzania. The coaching targeted on civil affairs and civil army operations to incorporate civil reconnaissance, civil engagements, we mentioned negotiations, mediations and tactical fight casualty care,” mentioned U.S. Military Capt. Tyler Clarke, a civil affairs workforce lead.

“Joint mixed trade coaching is the bridge and glue which binds collectively the connection between Tanzania and the U.S.,” mentioned Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces Brig. Gen. Iddi Nkambi.

Particular Operations Command Africa was activated on 1 October 2008 and have become absolutely operationally succesful on 1 October 2009. SOCAFRICA is a Subordinate-Unified Command of United States Particular Operations Command, operationally managed by U.S. Africa Command, collocated with USAFRICOM at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany. SOCAFRICA’s targets are to construct operational capability, strengthen regional safety and capability initiatives, implement efficient communication methods in assist of strategic targets, and eradicate violent extremist organizations and their supporting networks. SOCAFRICA forces work intently with each U.S. Embassy nation groups and African companions, sustaining a small however sustained presence all through Africa, predominantly within the OEF-TS and CJTF-HOA areas.

Workers Sgt. Ciara Chico, particular operations civil affairs medical sergeant with the ninety fifth Civil Affairs Brigade takes half in an impromptu Tactical Fight Casualty Care situation throughout a Joint Mixed Change Coaching Commencement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nov. 15, 2022. U.S. engagements with companions reinforce the U.S.’s dedication to uphold worldwide values of human rights, consultant authorities, and world prosperity. (U.S. Air Power photograph by Grasp Sgt. Nancy Kasberg)